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Friday, June 14, 2019

Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory (it's not an absolute cap, but probably will apply here). That brings the total damages to $33 million. We will have the breakdown soon. The jury also awarded attorney's fees, to be determined by the judge. The breakdown was: David Gibson – $17.5 million punitive damages Allyn W. Gibson -- $8.75 million punitive damages Gibson Bros. Inc. (the Bakery) – $6,973,500 punitive damages

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Let it be a warning to carefully consider what and whom you support.

Ripping apart peoples lives and livelihood because flash-rage-mob-hysteria is not going to be tolerated.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-14 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Alternate headline: Trump courts to actively censor free speech.

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-14 12:29 PM | Reply

Justice served. Fortunately they had a jury of normal Americans and not DR Left loons.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-14 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Businesses pass these costs on to consumers, right?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 06:24 PM | Reply

#2 Slander isn't free speech. And how is an Ohio State court a "Trump Court"?

#5 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-06-14 08:22 PM | Reply

Ok, here is the skinny. An under-aged kid tried to buy some booze, the owner refused to sell him the alcohol. The kid then tried to hide the bottle under his clothing and walk out, shoplifting the item. The owner called the police. When the youngsters heard that the shoplifter and his two friends commenced to beat the owner and were found doing so when the police arrived. The young men were arrested. Now it gets crazy. Next day some of the students started a protest claiming that the store racially profiled the students. The protests continued and were encouraged by some of the faculty, including a dean who printed up a pamphlet libeling the store and it's owners as racist.
Now what I find ironic, a mom and pop store that has been in operation for generations are attacked by privileged rich kids, (it costs more than 70K a year to attend Oberlin). As if the shoplifting and assault were not enough, they then had to face mob violence, a boycott and slander. BTW, Oberlin offered a settlement if they dropped the charges against the students. The owners refused.
I guess ever mere bakers and store keeps have rights too. SJW have to answer for their behavior, sometimes.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-14 09:16 PM | Reply

‘The Left Has Won the Culture Wars. Now They're Just Driving Around Shooting Survivors'

Fortunately there's a Resistance, normal Americans like the Oberlin jury. Whether it's enough in the face of the overwhelming power of the cultural apparatchiks is uncertain.

"The most powerful people in the world today are the people who are writing the algorithms for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram because they're controlling the spread of information. They're literally rewriting people's brains. They're programming the culture."

www.redstate.com

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-15 12:10 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by nullifidian, There are so many illogical assumptions in the leftist orthodoxy and outright lies, therein lays the seeds of the fall of critical theory/cultural Marxism. If one programs garbage they get garbage results. Identity politics yield disunity and militancy. Victim hood status yields impotence and hate. Equality of outcome goals yield punishment for those who achieve or excel.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-15 02:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"There are so many illogical assumptions in the leftist orthodoxy and outright lies"

Enlighten me.
Name three.

"therein lays the seeds of the fall of critical theory/cultural Marxism."

Critical theory is as impossibly for you guys to define as "open borders."

That's why you turn to it. Its your boogeyman. You're not sure what it is, but you're sure it's scary.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-15 02:51 PM | Reply

"The most powerful people in the world today are the people who are writing the algorithms for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram because they're controlling the spread of information. They're literally rewriting people's brains. They're programming the culture."

^
You realize you're saying that whole "Trump won because of Facebook memes" thing is therefore reasonable statement to make, right?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-15 02:54 PM | Reply

The Jury works fer Putin!

- RussiaRat PedoPal.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-15 07:59 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by snoofy Popularized by the Frankfort School at Columbia during the 40s and 50s. They were Communist trying to explained why there was no revolution during or after the first world war. Marxist theory fell flat on it's face. Anyway they fled Hitler and for saving their pointless life they showed their gratitude by doing every thing in their power to destroy the country that gave them refuge.
Critical theory is a social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it. It is designed to be an activist's tool for revolution.
First fallacy of critical theory, humans can be externally motivated to altruism. As the old Soviet joke goes, "We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us." No mater how extensive and complete the control, individuals are motivated to do for themselves and their own. The Mass. Bay Colony, attempted a socialistic basis of production, and starved. Hunger ended when individuals started working for themselves.
Second fallacy of critical theory, humans respond well to external control. Even when it is perilous to do so, the more demanded, the more resistance is manifested. Basically, quality and quotas in the factories and collective farms were a bad joke. Coupled with almost comic corruption nothing worked. Food shortages plagued the socialist countries from day one till the end.
Third fallacy of critical theory, Governments are competent, and have a clear vision of a goal. If I have to elaborate this point, I should be insulting your intelligence. The only thing Marxist governments seem to have a talent doing is depopulating their countries.
Anytime I here the term "Democratic Socialism" it makes me a little ill, but not as ill as when I hear "real socialism". What the empty headed jerks are actually saying is, "If I was given the power, I could do it right this time". They never have and never will.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-16 08:35 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by docnjo, According to Marxist theory, the revolution should have occurred in the industrial west, not agrarian Russia.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-16 08:38 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by snoofy Come on, I waited all day for a rebuttal.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-16 09:15 PM | Reply

"First fallacy of critical theory, humans can be externally motivated to altruism."

Can humans be motivated to altruism at all? If so, how?
Can humans be led by example to altruism? Would that be an external motivation?

"Second fallacy of critical theory, humans respond well to external control."

Is needing a job to earn a living an external control?

"Third fallacy of critical theory, Governments are competent, and have a clear vision of a goal."

So Trump is incompetent, and has no clear vision or goals?
Is he any different than Obama in this regard?

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-17 12:11 AM | Reply

Maybe just tell me which of these critical theory fallacies have I unwittingly incorporated into my world view...

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-17 12:13 AM | Reply

So Trump is incompetent, and has no clear vision or goals?

It said "government", how come this is so difficult for you to understand?

Is he any different than Obama in this regard?

No, its why the ObamaCare website cost $2Billion.
www.bloomberg.com

Maybe just tell me which of these critical theory fallacies have I unwittingly incorporated into my world view...

Maybe you just tell me which ones you think you are deficient in?

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-17 12:20 AM | Reply

"So Trump is incompetent, and has no clear vision or goals?
It said "government", how come this is so difficult for you to understand?"

Sorry, still not seeing it.
Was that a "yes" or a "no?"

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-17 12:28 AM | Reply

"No, its why the ObamaCare website cost $2Billion.
www.bloomberg.com"

So?
Since when do markets create and manage themselves at zero cost?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-17 12:29 AM | Reply

- Maybe you just tell me which ones you think you are deficient in?

Stand down. Snoofy will be asking all the questions here.

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-17 12:52 AM | Reply

"Maybe you just tell me which ones you think you are deficient in?"

I'll accept your answer on that.
When do I do any of these "Critical Theory" things?
???

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-17 01:43 AM | Reply

#21 | Posted by snoofy Don't blog when your drinking.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-17 04:26 AM | Reply

"Third fallacy of critical theory, Governments are competent, and have a clear vision of a goal."

Let's take JFK's moon speech as an example.
Was the vision clear?
Was the goal accomplished?

What is this hogwash?

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-17 04:59 AM | Reply

A good link to a complete story:
www.nytimes.com

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2019-06-17 06:27 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by snoofy, Your defense of Marxism is lame. The point of government in a free society is to do the minimum required to maintain sovereignty and defend it's inhabitants from external aggression, enforce the law and keep the peace. Our founders viewed government as a "necessary evil" as do I. The big difference between the Marxist model you are so enamored with and ours is a little detail called the "consent of the governed". When the Interstate highway system was developed, it was crouched and passed in the language of national defense during the 50s, everyone knew differently, but it was a way to bypass the different states' objections.
If a municipality or a state wants a particular program, let them pay for it. Concentrating power in the central government will not end well. Diluting the rights and prerogatives of the individual is eventual tyranny.
What you ignored, in Marxist governments, the individual is a servant of the government, he is employed to serve that end. The government tell him what his job is and how much he is paid. He does what he is told or he suffers. Compliance means advancement or security. If he complains or exposes the gross corruption he sees, he is a dissident and will find himself in a gulag or a mental hospital. The problem with Marxism is that it always leads to tyranny.
Better to do nothing than to do too much. Government power always ends up with a man with a gun telling you what to do. Medicare for all? Let the medicare tax reflect the actual cost to the individual, then see if that continues to be a popular idea.

#25 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-17 09:47 AM | Reply

Forced morality is not morality at all. Forced altruism is just demanding sacrifice from those who have no choice.
As far as employment, a job, that is a voluntary transaction here. If you don't like it, or find something better, you can quit. That is not true in the Marxist model.
#23 | Posted by snoofy, That was a program that was proposed and supported by a vast majority of the people, JFK could not have seen it happen without the congress approving the funds. I seriously doubt any program in the Soviet Union was approved by a plebiscite.

#26 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-17 10:00 AM | Reply

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